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CONTENTS

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Cover Page

Introduction
Background Info.

Tas. Peace Trust
Aims, etc.

T. Ritchie
Simpleness

J. Richardson
Sarajevo Madness
Sorrow & Pain
Act of Love


E. Janssen
Sweet Dreams 1
Sweet Dreams 2
Cognisance
Ahuriri


C. Kirkpatrick
To Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Peace Offerings
Spider


A. Bassett
Dawn

M. Haines
Shadowed Martyr

J. Austin
Pax Pacis

D. McMaster
Peace & Tranquillity

J. Parker
The Stirring

EDITOR:

Rita Summers

riet@hotmail.com

TO THICH NHAT HANH

You write that peace is every step
And I have found it so.
And sometimes these are tiny steps,
I can't see where they go.
And sometimes these are giant steps
And sometimes these are thoughtful steps
And sometimes these are dancing steps
These steps both fast and slow.

(c) Christina Kirkpatrick


SPIDER
Unknowing, I built you a funeral pyre Of paper and crossed twigs. You ran along a molten bridge And finally reared up, in wreaths of smoke. But something also rose in me. I thrust a branch - you clung on tight, And holding on together, We walked out into the night. (c) Christina Kirkpatrick
OLD PEACE OFFERINGS
You showed me harmony, That soothing attention to small detail (Even though you forgot my name). You showed me constructive action, The possibilities of service (While living in darkness). You showed me simplicity, Recycling fabrics, ornaments and dreams (Despite your shaking). And you showed me love, Laughing as we shared unwritten stories (On the bed you never left). (c) Christina Kirkpatrick

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Christina Kirkpatrick has lived in England, Australia and New Zealand. She has had a varied career path, including teaching, and working in community aged care. She is currently studying creative writing at the University of Tasmania, with the support of her cat and partner! Christina enjoys writing fiction and the occasional poem, and finds constant inspiration from the bush and her garden.


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